Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 25th, 2011

256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer sydneyelectronics2011

The buy it now price in this ebay listing from sydneyelectronics2011 is too low for a genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive so we are pretty certain it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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64GB flash drives from ebayer 7777777olesya likely to be fakes

We think it extremely likely that the 64GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from 7777777olesya will turn out to be fake capacity, and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 25, 2011 at 9:38 PM

fake 64GB Kingston DT200 in private ebay auction from mak_i2k

The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive pictured in this private ebay auction (item number 150551928131) and in a buy it now listing (item number 150553790144) from mak_i2k is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. Feedback indicates that this seller previously sold a fake 32GB Kingston Micro SDHC card:

The buyer was right in refusing to return it – sending counterfeits through the post is illegal.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives from gdsshu72 on ebay

The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from gdsshu72 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts files.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

cloton627 lists “upgraded” flash drive on ebay – it will trash files!

Seller cloton627 says in this ebay listing (item number 220725861806) that the flash drive being auction is:

128GB – Upgraded to 256 GB

Upgraded? UPGRADED?? What a load of tosh – this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The model pictured is the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive. This flash drive is a big target for fraud gangs in China who produce replicas with tiny real capacities programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. If you see the word upgraded used in connection with flash drives you can be sure you are looking at a fake that trashes files.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Bargain 32GB Kingston USB flash drives from ebayer jitinm123

If the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler G3 flash drives being sold on ebay by jitinm123 are genuine then they are a great bargain. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, guarantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself guarantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 25, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Used micro SD cards in ebay auctions from travelingc

If you bought a used micro SD memory card on ebay from travelingc you are strongly advised to test it with the free program h2testw – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM